HeyU Issue 25 - 01 April 2015 - Page 7

WHAT TO WATCH uni life Luther Crime-drama series Next on:  ednesday 1 April 2015 W 9:40pm Let me introduce you to your new favourite crime-drama series. It’s common knowledge that England makes the best crime television (Sherlock, Broadchurch, and Life on Mars for example), so comes as no surprise that Luther is an absolute winner. Idris Elba (Mandela, Pacific Rim) plays John Luther, a brilliant, brooding yet morally erratic and emotionally unstable detective. Dealing with the capitulation of his marriage, his disregard for the law he enforces, and the intensity of the murder cases he solves, every scenario he faces leaves you teetering on the edge of your seat as he teeters on the edge of sanity. Luther meets his match in Alice, who, without giving too much away, believes she has committed the perfect murder of her parents. Both transfixed and intrigued by their shared brilliance, the pair are drawn to each other in a partnership that further alienates Luther from convention and deepens his troubled psychosis. The real drawcard of this show is the beautifully executed subtleties and depictions of the characters, particularly Luther. You won’t see much better acting from a lead character in any show. The reason I am suggesting you watch this now, is because BBC America have taken over in filming a US version for season 4, so everyone should see it before it loses its intricacies for more explosions and gunfights. WORDS: TOM SHERSON – USQ Alumni IMAGES: BBC AMERICA VISIT ON THE WEB